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dishdigger

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Hi all . Had my 9500 for some time now.Had a 950gb hard drive hooked up. I was able to pause live tv rewind etc. Also was able to set up timers to record.But lately I noticed that when pausing live tv it stopped working,as if no hard drive was connected.Also coudn't access my recordings. So my thinking was the drive was shot.Went out and bought a new 1tb drive .plug it in and same results,the receiver won't see the drive cant format or anything.Anyone have this problem before?  thanks
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I have done factory reset. reloaded saved channels back on.upgraded to 438 s/w .Still no pvr capabilities. Any ideas anyone......
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have you tried a USB stick?  Does it recognize that or any other drive attached?  
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So my thinking was the drive was shot.
Does your computer recognize the drive?  May be the USB port on the Panny is "gone".  Either the jack itself or the supporting electronics.  Think I'd check for broken solder connections to the jack.  After that there's not much that can be done.

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Have it working now. Used a smaller hard drive. It won't recognize a a larger one. Works fine. But now this receiver cuts out from time to time. When watching tv the signal slowly fades down to unwatchable.Then suddenly back up to 85% or higher.This happens to all sattelites. Changed the coax.Also all connectors.Did factory reset several times. Don't know what to try now.
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i also have a 9500 useing 3tb.i first format with computer and then stb,as for the stb mines is acting funny too, sound fading away,freezing, and fec droping and gaining.i am looking at it.
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The PS 9500 should be able to use 1TB drives. Take it to the PC and do a scan disc on it, safe remove it and then try it again.
Also, remember, many of these receivers do not do safe removes unless there is a feature for it, if so ok, if not, then you
find that resetting the receiver is same as simply unplugging the drive without a safe remove. Safe removes are important on
very large drives. Something to consider.
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Hey blessetlove. My receiver does the same thing. I have a solid signal ,doesnt matter what sat. It can be 98% and watching something then slowly signal drops and fades to 0%.Then 20 second later ,the opposite happens, signal fades back in.  Something must be wrong with this model, pansat. On other nites we can watch with no problems.A real head scratcher, for sure.
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I have not experienced this problem altho I am only using a small 80gb HD with the 9500.Sounds like an overheating issue the way the problem is described.Does your 9500 get hot?Mine is cool to the touch.
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My receiver is on the warm side when touching the top cover.Maybe I should try removing the cover to see how it performs.I wonder if your on to something here...
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But now this receiver cuts out from time to time. When watching tv the signal slowly fades down to unwatchable.Then suddenly back up to 85% or higher.


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It can be 98% and watching something then slowly signal drops and fades to 0%.Then 20 second later ,the opposite happens, signal fades back in.

these types of symptoms sound like there may be electrolytic capacitors starting to fail
in the power supply. Ya might wanna check the DC output voltages of the power supply with a DMM to see if that's the case. Should be rock solid DC with little to no AC ripple. Not familiar with the receiver in question, but there's usually some convenient test points inside,
clearly marking the expected output voltages. Or, maybe a careful visual inspection inside might reveal a capacitor bulging at the top. If so, replacing the offending part(s) would probably fix it.
Just a hunch.






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Yes maybe your right. I have a 2 year warranty on this receiver. I am not into checking out caps.So maybe sending it back to manufacturer to be fixed?
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I think first you'd wanna confirm something is not wrong in your setup. step by step, rule out variables.
Is it hooked up to a smallish Ku dish with a diseqc motor? Any Switches in line?
Does the receiver behave the same way with a single homerun cable from receiver to LNBF, no switches/motors?
You could also try to make sure that the LNB output voltage is stable.
ya could temporarily connect a DC passive splitter, to allow monitoring the DC voltage the receiver is sending to the LNBF. it should be rock solid, except for the brief interval switching from Horiz -> Vert Polarization. 13V Vert, 18 V Horiz.






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We have three runs of rg6 from the receiver straight to the c-band dish.No splitters or anything in line.We tried all three independent runs of rg6 to rule out cable trouble.Added new connectors making sure they are all tight.Maybe we can try some of your suggestions to eliminate possible problems. thanks for your help in this.
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My Pansat 9500HDX HDMI output ceased to work and the component output intermittently began freezing.  What was strange was that pressing one of the channel-change buttons restarted the component output.

The M3602 heatsink was a bit hot so I changed it and the component freezing stopped.  Details of the problem/solution can be viewed here.

As noted in the above link I also replaced the skimpy heat sink on my Linkbox M3606 chip.

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I noticed my Pansat 9500 got hot and froze the other night while programming . I turned off the toggle switch in the rear . Turned the unit back on and the unit is runing cool and no freeze problems at this time.

I also learned when not using the unit power off using the toggle switch in the rear after power down from the remote or on the unit .

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